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Construction update May 2024

Update / Teade # 214

KESKUS International Estonian Centre construction looking to span tunnels next.

With the TTC work over the western half of the exposed subway tunnels completed and covered up again, work on the eastern half is underway. The consultants are inspecting the tunnel surface and renewing the design drawings for the second phase of work.

/// TTC tööd on metrootunnelite läänepoolses osas objektil lõpetatud ja uuesti kinni kaetud ja tööd käivad nüüd idapoolses osas. Konsultandid vaatavad üle tunneli pinna ja uuendavad teise etapi tööde projektjooniseid.

The caisson and pile caps along the southern edge of the site are being formed first. This will prepare the area for the forming of the grade beams designed to support the ground floor slab above. /// Esmalt valmistatakse ette platsi lõunaserva kessooni- ja vaiapealdised betooni valamiseks . Sellega saab valmis esimese korruse põrandaplaadi toetamine.

Construction site
Eastern half of main floor of KESKUS poured, behind heritage house.

The eastern half of the ground floor slab behind the heritage house has been poured and the shoring in the basement below is being stripped out. Rebar in the basement of the heritage building is being completed for the new structural floor and perimeter walls. Work continues on the connection between the existing heritage basement and the new basement already constructed.. /// Muinsuskaitsealuse maja taga asuva esimese korruse plaadi idapoolne pool on valatud ja all keldris oleva ajutiste tugisammaste eemaldamine käib. Muinsuskaitsealuse hoone keldris on valmimas armatuur uue konstruktsioonilise põranda ja piirseinte jaoks. Jätkuvad tööd olemasoleva muinsuskaitsealuse keldri ja juba ehitatud uue keldri vahelise ühenduse loomisel.

Sincere thanks goes to the Government of Canada through FedDev Ontario for its support of courtyard construction, read more about this generous support here. /// Siiras tänu Kanada valitsusele FedDev Ontario kaudu praeguste ehitustööde toetamise eest. Lisateavet selle helde toetuse kohta lugege siit.

KESKUS International Estonian Centre in downtown Toronto will be a dynamic hub showcasing our rich heritage and promoting Estonian innovation. It will be a vibrant gathering place for Estonians of all generations and backgrounds to connect, celebrate, and share our culture and achievements with each other and the world.

Stay abreast of project progress by signing up for the newsletter here. /// Pane end kirja uudiskirja saajaks siin ja jälgi ehituse kulge!.


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There are many ways to make a contribution to KESKUS. 

  • To donate, click here, or call +1.647.250.7136 or email Donations may be made as a family gift, or in honour of an individual or family. All donations are issued a tax receipt, in Canada via Estonian Arts Centre, US tax receipts via Myriad USA and Estonian tax receipts via Eesti Rahvuskultuuri Fond. Donations by credit card may be made here.

  • Legacy gifts made to the Estonian Arts Centre, the charity associated with KESKUS, are creative and tax-effective ways to provide support. These are known as “planned gifts” because with thoughtful planning, we create a win-win situation that benefits both you and our community for generations to come.  Find out how to provide a bequest in your will by going to

  • For information on making other types of planned gifts, including gifts of appreciated securities or insurance policies, or if you have any other questions, please contact EAC Donations Manager Taimi Hooper via email at or phone +1.647.250.7136.

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